Related Glossary Terms
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
Bob Warfield of the CNCCookbook.com addresses tool life issues when micromachining in the third episode of The CNC Chef, a new video series from Cutting Tool Engineering. In this episode, Warfield takes a close look at tool runout, which he says is the No. 1 issue for tool life problems when micromachining.
About The CNC Chef Video Series: Bob Warfield founded CNCCookbook.com and built it up to be one of the most popular CNC Blogs on the Internet. Thanks to his work with CNCCookbook and the G-Wizard software series, Warfield routinely receives questions from shops all over the world. For more information about the CNC Chef, visit his website here.